Scholarship Information

Thank you for expressing interest in the Business Roundtable scholarship program.
The Geelong Chamber of Commerce are committed to helping to build an inclusive business environment in the Geelong Region, where all local businesses are given the opportunity to participate in our support programmes.
As such, we would like to offer business owners and senior managers from a disadvantaged background, who may normally find it difficult to afford or to justify to themselves the expense of some programmes, the opportunity to apply for a full Scholarship to participate in the Business Roundtable program.

One scholarship is available to an eligible participant for the Geelong Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable.

This is not a “hand out”, but more a “hand up” to assist other senior Business leaders in our community the opportunity to participate.To participate in the program, you must be able to commit to 7 sessions (valued at $1,540).

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What is the Business Roundtable?

This confidential Business Roundtable forum provides you the opportunity to not only discuss your challenges and ideas, gaining invaluable insights, suggestions and support from other business leaders, but also to gain significant experience from the benefit of being included in the details of the triumphs and challenges of the rest of the group. It is a confidential and supportive environment where you have the benefit of other heads of experience and ideas that enable you to work on any range of current opportunities and ideas. A very fast and practical way to further develop as an owner and manager of business with many responsibilities to juggle.

The peer support model is proven to help people learn and connect in an environment where you’ll find your challenges are not isolated to you. You can share your thoughts and benefit from the combined experience of the facilitator and the participants who have lived experience with those issues or may have a creative solution you’ve not yet considered.

The program is open to Senior Managers and Business Owners who have the responsibility of significant decision making regarding their business.

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Who Can apply?

The scholarship is open to a business owner or a senior manager who are from a disadvantage background. They must hold responsibility of significant decision making regarding the business.

Candidates may include, but are not limited to, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of diverse genders and sexualities, people who are from culturally and/or linguistically diverse groups, or from other areas of social or economic disadvantage.

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Proposed dates of meetings are as follows:

Meetings are proposed to take place from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on the following dates: